Memoir Details Neglect, Abuse, and Deliverance

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Kenzie O’Hara’s new book on surviving a lifetime of trauma

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In “A Good Little Girl”, Kenzie O’Hara shares the powerful lessons she learned from growing up with distant, unloving parents who eventually divorce. She becomes an introverted, obliging person who doubts her own worth, always seeking to please others, and ends up a target for a violent, explosive husband who abuses her for two decades.

While this is the story of O’Hara’s personal journey, many women will relate to her situation. She has experienced abandonment, anorexia, physical, sexual, mental, and emotional abuse, and bad decisions. Feeling defeated, deflated, frightened, and alone became O’Hara’s “normal.” However, the “good little girl” possesses strengths that manage to carry her through extensive adversity.

“As a victim of severe abuse, my understanding heart goes out to all who suffer, not only the ones of domestic violence, but anyone whose life is deluged with negativity,” said O’Hara. “Perhaps my revelations will instill a glimmer of hope which may initiate the steps necessary to change their circumstances, or at least allow them to hang on through their trials.

O’Hara’s story originated as an autobiographical piece for her children, written in hopes that it would provide them with a history and a better understanding of the person she was in her youth, and the person she became. After it was written, she realized that others could benefit from reading about how an abandoned little girl and abused woman managed to wrangle herself from the depths of overwhelming torments and odds.

“A Good Little Girl”
By Kenzie O’Hara
ISBN: 9781532020469 (softcover); 9781532020476 (eBook)
Available at the iUniverse Online Bookstore, Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the author
Kenzie O’Hara is multi-media artist, golfer, horsewoman, survivor of cancer and bad decisions, and every kind of abuse. She is a mother of two and grandmother of six. O’Hara currently resides in South Carolina with a fellow she has known since kindergarten, which represents 64 years out of her 69 on this good earth.

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